Natural Weed Killer

Posted May 20th, 2009 by Chris V.

Its so good – you can almost eat it. Its also that safe. I just started using this recipe this spring. I tested it on one of the toughest to weed areas in the CCAC garden — the weeds between the pavers — and it worked very well. Since then I’ve shared the recipe with many people so I thought posting it here would be the best way to share it.

The ratio of ingredients is
1/2 c. of cider vinegar
1 t. hot sauce
1/8 t. dish soap (acts as an emulsifier)

Put above in a spray bottle, shake well and thoroughly spray on weeds. Make sure that you don’t spray it on a windy day when the spray could blow onto plants you like.

If you want to make about a gallon of the stuff, the ratio is:
1 gallon cider vinegar
10 T. + 2 t. hot sauce
4 t. dish soap

It takes a day or so for the weeds to shrivel up. I haven’t tried it on very large weeds. If you have, post here and let us know how it worked.

Also the question arose as to whether white vinegar (cheaper than cider vinegar) would work. I haven’t tried it yet (but I plan to). However, both vinegars have the same acidity level of 5% so I would expect it would work. We’ll see. Either that or I’ll wind up with super mutant vinegar charged weeds….stay tuned!

2 Responses to: “Natural Weed Killer”

  1. Christine E responds:
    Posted: June 1st, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Hmm…sounds interesting. What are the chances of it killing all the green stuff by the parking lot? :)

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